But since then she's copped flack for her shocking choices, including a shocking bright red do earlier this year which earned her the nickname Sideshow Bob.
Now, the popstar appears to be trying to achieve the same stylish crop again - but it doesn't quite look the same.
New do: Rihanna sporting her new sleek crop while shopping on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood
She was spotted shopping in Hollywood with the new jet black do which looked chic at the front with a slicked fringe.
But the back was uneven, looking as though it had been done in a rush.
The 23-year-old's hair looked as though it had been hacked with a pair of scissors
The 23-year-old was seen on Friday performing in Ireland with her frizzy brunette hairstyle, which she has been sporting the past few months.
It was a toned down version of her Sideshow Bob afro from January.
She burst onto the scene with her hit Pon de Replay as a fresh-faced 17-year-old with long, glossy locks.
In 2008, her crop was voted the Best New Short Hair Style by Elle magazine and saw several young girls copying the star's style.
The singer chose a bizarre outfit to matched her new hair yesterday.
She wore a cute printed top but paired it with an odd pair of zebra-print, strappy heels that came to her knee.
Animalistic: The popstar chose a bizarre pair of strappy, zebra-print heels for her trip
SOURCE : MAILONLINE